West Side Story ★★★★

Best Picture Ranked

I really liked that this movie focused on choreography and performance above everything else. It gave it a stage musical vibe, which works well with the set pieces, the production design, the colors and the energy the performers have.

But beyond that, it’s a lot more hokey than I expected. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, especially since it’s Romeo and Juliet, but I thought it was gonna be more grounded. It didn’t need to be though, I still really enjoyed it.

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